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B/1/50(M) on patrol
Jim Stiras of Bravo Company, 1st Bn (Mech), 50th Infantry, on Tiger Mountain during Operation Wheeler in 1967.
File size: 40K. Courtesy of Bill Moore.

3rd Platoon, B Company in 1967
3rd Platoon of Bravo Company, 1/50 Mech, 1st Cav Div (Airmobile) on the ground in the Bong Son area during Operation Wheeler.
File size: 28K. Photo courtesy of Bill Moore.

"Map Reading Class"-B/1/50(M)
Left to right: Jim Wonsick, Wpns Platoon; Bob Ballard,3rd Platoon(KIA 3 Feb 68); Brian Thomas,1st Platoon; Howie Pontuck,Co.XO (KIA 8 Mar 68); Dick Guthrie,Co.CO; Thurman Pike,2nd Platoon; Rennerfelt., Arty FO. Picture taken east of the Dam Tra-O before 12/10/67.
File size: 63K. Photo courtesy of Thurman Pike.

Vietnam Soldiers-B/1/50(M)
Men of Bravo Company, 1st Battalion (Mechanized), 50th Infantry in the field in December 1967.
File size: 40K. Photo courtesy of Dick Guthrie.

APCs in Herringbone-B/1/50(M)
Armored Personnel Carriers of Bravo Company, 1st Bn (Mech), 50th Inf, park along Highway 505 in a herringbone formation for maximum all-around firepower in 1967.
File size: 64K. Photo courtesy of Dick Guthrie.

 

CIB Award Ceremony-B/1/50(M)
A field awards ceremony held by Bravo Company, 1st Bn (Mech), 50th Inf, 1st Cav Div (Airmobile) to award the Combat Infantryman Badge.
File size: 59K. Photo courtesy of Dick Guthrie.

Aftermath of Truong Lam
On 11 December 1967, the day after the firefight at Truong Lam during the Battle of Tam Quan, Bravo Company soldiers ponder the battle and prepare for the next round.
File size: 37K. Photo courtesy of Dick Guthrie.

John Marason of B Company
John died on December 2, 1968 in Binh Dinh Province when his APC ( Armored Personnel Carrier ) was hit by enemy fire near An Khe.
File size: 37K. Photo courtesy of the Marason family.

Issuing Orders, B/1/50(M)
CPT Jimmie Chaney, CO B/1/50(M), MAJ James Woodall, Battalion CO, and Popular Forces Platoon Leader coordinate a counterattack on an NVA ambush site on QL19 three kilometers east of An Khe on 14 February 1969.
File size: 58K. Photo courtesy of Jim Woodall.

B Co. sweep of ambush area
MAJ Oren Culpepper, Battalion XO (center), and MAJ James Woodall, Battalion CO (right), join Company B and a PF platoon in sweeping the area after an NVA ambush site on QL19 three kilometers east of An Khe on 14 February 1969.
File size: 37K. Photo courtesy of Jim Woodall.

LT Mike Chisam, B/1/50(M)
Mike joined the 1/50(M) at LZ Uplift in time to help coordinate the move to Phan Thiet as B Company XO. Shortly after this was taken, he joined a platoon in the field.
File size: 58K. Photo courtesy of Mike Chisam.

B Company XO at LZ Betty HQ
Late 1969, LT Mike Chisam outside the Bravo Company, 1st Bn (Mech), 50th Infantry headquarters tent at LZ Betty near Phan Thiet, Binh Thuan Province.
File size: 37K. Photo courtesy of Mike Chisam.

Company Command Post-B/1/50(M)
The notice board of Bravo Company, 1st Bn (Mech), 50th Inf, 1st Cav Div (Airmobile) in 1967.
File size: 28K. Photo courtesy of Dick Guthrie.

Inside an APC in Binh Lam Province
B Company, 1/50th in Binh Lam Prov ince in November 1969. With Mike is platoon RTO Danny Pollock, a Kentucky tobacco farmer, who became a sniper in 1970.
File size: 37K. Photo courtesy of Mike Chisam.

PFC George Lopez, B Company
George Lopez of Banning, California was killed in action on 10 September 1970 while on a night ambush patrol in Binh Thuan Province, nine days after his 21st birthday.
File size: 50K. Photo courtesy of Dave Parker.

Base defence, LZ Betty
Dennis Sebasty of 1st Platoon, B Company, 1st Battalion, 50th Infantry on the mortar at Phan Thiet in 1970.
File size: 62K. Photo courtesy of Dave Parker.

B/1/50(M) Troops during stand-down
Bravo Company 1/50(M) troops on the beach below LZ Betty, Phan Thiet during downtime in 1970.
File size: 86K. Photo courtesy of Dave Parker.

B Company motor pool at LZ Betty HQ
Dave Parker in 1970 outside the Bravo Company, 1st Bn (Mech), motor pool at LZ Betty near Phan Thiet, Binh Thuan Province.
File size: 88K. Photo courtesy of Dave Parker.

Field maintenance by the book!
Dennis Sebasty of 1st Platoon, B Company, 1st Battalion, 50th Infantry and friends make short work of washing a Bravo Company jeep at Phan Thiet in 1970,
File size: 52K. Photo courtesy of Dave Parker.

Bravo Brothers at Phan Thiet
Troops of B Company, 1st Battalion, 50th Infantry in the B Company rear area at LZ Betty, Phan Thiet in mid-1970.
File size: 131K. Photo courtesy of Dave Parker.

Dave Parker and Kit Carson Scout
Dave Parker with B Company's Kit Carson Scout in mid-1970.
File size: 76K. Photo courtesy of Dave Parker.

B Company BOQ, LZ Betty
LT Dan Nail of B Company, 1st Battalion, 50th Infantry resting in his hootch at LZ Betty, Phan Thiet, in 1970 closing in on the end of the battalion's time in Vietnam.
File size: 88K. Photo courtesy of Dave Parker.

Welcome to beautiful Phan Thiet
Dave Seeman on the South China Sea below LZ Betty in mid-1970. It was idyllic except when the wind blew from the north and all became painfully aware that Phan Thiet was the "Nuoc Mam Capital of the World."
File size: 75K. Photo courtesy of Dave Parker.

Regis Hollahand counting to "2"
Regis of B Company, 1st Battalion, 50th Infantry counts to "2" while resting in his hootch at LZ Betty in 1970, proving that infantrymen are as capable of performing higher math as pilots even if we use a different finger for "1".
File size: 56K. Photo courtesy of Dave Parker.

Field hygiene at its best!
Pisqually of B Company takes a field shower on the beach below LZ Betty in mid-1970, blissfully unaware of the nearby South China Sea
File size: 87K. Photo courtesy of Dave Parker.

Dennis Sebasty tending burnouts
Dennis of B Company, 1st Battalion, 50th Infantry clearly relishes the demanding task of promoting good health and hygiene in the company area at LZ Betty in latter 1970.
File size: 62K. Photo courtesy of Dave Parker.

Members of B Company combat assault from a UH-1D helicopter to set up a perimeter near Bong Son. 1969.
File size: 57K. U.S. Army Photo courtesy of Ron Lerass.

 

 
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